Accepting the fact that Barcelona is out of the title race, They will face Celta Vigo to end the season with some dignity.
Barcelona gave another disaster performance in the midweek against Levante. They grabbed a draw against them. This cost them very badly and they are now out of the title race. They are now at the 3rd position on the table. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are now fighting for their La Liga title.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo Match Preview:
All 10 La Liga matches will kick off at the same time on Sunday. Barca needs losses by both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. After that, if Barca will win they can go to the 2nd spot. Although that time also it is not in their hand.
In the last round, they also need a draw or loss of Atletico. The equation for Barca is very much confusing. Just a win from Atletico can break all Barca’s hope. With a win, Atletico will go on 83 points, which is mathematically impossible for Barca.
And this game is really tough for Barca. As Celta Vigo is playing beautiful football it is surely very tough for Barca’s defense. This match will surely give us goals. Celta is playing a highly intense and entertaining style, of football under their new coach Eduardo Coudet.
When Coudet takes over the responsibilities of Celta Vigo, they were in the relegation area. It is the first time coaching experience for Coudet in Europe. It is going so well for him and also for the team.
Iago Aspas is a very dangerous man with Celta Vigo whenever they play a match against Barcelona. Also, Celta has Denis Suarez, a former Barca man, who is the anchor in midfield. Nolito also can harm Barca from the wings. Overall Celta is an attack-minded team. They came to Barcelona with nothing to lose and winning for the past four games. They are now facing Barca’s broken defense. Surely it is very challenging for Barcelona.
Ronald Koeman has no idea what he’s doing as the 3-5-2 formation isn’t effective anymore. In this formation, the defense is truly pathetic at this moment. We completely lost the Barca which we saw in the starting three months of the 2021 season. Now they also have a chance to finish fourth after Sevilla. Only two points difference between Sevilla and Barca.
Frenkie De Jong and Óscar Mingueza, two key players to the 3-5-2 system, are unavailable. So, it is also expected to see a change in formation. They can go back to their classic 4-3-3 formation. I think this is the classic formation that will be used in the next season- regardless of who the coach is.
Celta is a good team and beating them will not be an easy task for Barça. This is Barca’s must-win game to show some encouragement and dignity. This upcoming summer transfer will be very crucial for Barcelona as they need some good defenders. This win against Celta Vigo must be done.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Dest, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Ilaix, Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé, Messi, Griezmann
Celta Vigo (4-1-3-2): Villar; Mallo, Aidoo, Araújo, Martín; Beltrán; Méndez, Denis, Nolito; Aspas, Mina